Middletown Mini A to Z

These items have a Middletown-specific instruction:


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Questions on the Middletown-specific information?

Department of Public Works (DPW)/Recycling: 9 Berkeley Ave, Middletown. Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30-3:30
Contact: 842-6519, Recycling's website

Bulk waste website: fee based items, bulk waste amnesty day, and local organizations that accept donations.
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Appliances (large/white goods): For PAYT users, items are picked up on the curb for a fee on the first and third Tuesdays of the month OR quarterly bulky waste amnesty days by appointment. Visit website for more info.

Appliances (w/ Freon): For PAYT users, items are picked up on the curb for a fee on the first and third Tuesdays of the month OR at quarterly bulky waste amnesty days by appointment. Visit website for more info.

Asphalt, Brick, Concrete: These items are not handled, but residents may contact the following construction companies, which may take these materials for free: Mello (847-3377), J.A.M. (847-7163), or Peckham Brothers (846-0274).

Books: Donate to the Middletown Public Library at 700 West Main Rd, Middletown.

Bulky Rigid Plastic: For PAYT users, items are picked up on the curb for a fee on the first and third Tuesdays of the month OR at quarterly bulky waste amnesty days by appointment. Visit website for more info.

Bulky Waste: For PAYT users, items are picked up on the curb for a fee on the first and third Tuesdays of the month OR at quarterly bulky waste amnesty days by appointment. Visit website for more info.

Cardboard: If flattened cardboard doesn't fit inside of the recycling cart, place 3'x3' sections next to your recycling cart.

Carpeting/Rugs: For PAYT users, items are picked up on the curb for a fee on the first and third Tuesdays of the month OR at quarterly bulky waste amnesty days by appointment. Visit website for more info.

Christmas Trees: For PAYT users, Christmas trees are collected during one week in January. Be sure to leave a trash or recycling cart with the user fee sticker on the curb (this helps the driver of the yard waste truck identify residents using the PAYT program).

Clothing/Textiles: Donate to the organizations that serve Middletown (link to your donation page), or visit the following donation centers: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State at 1341 West Main Rd. (in Airport Plaza) or Planet Aid at 7 West Main Rd. (at One Mile Corner).

E-waste: For PAYT users, quarterly bulky waste amnesty days by appointment. Visit website for more info. 

Extra Recycling: Contact the DPW/Recycling office to obtain an extra recycling cart. Cardboard can be placed out with your recycling for curbside collection. Please break boxes down flat and tie with twine or tape in 3’x3’ bundles and place next to collection bins.

Furniture: Donate to the organizations that serve Middletown (link to your donation page), or visit the following donation centers: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State at 1341 West Main Rd. (in Airport Plaza). For PAYT users, items are picked up on the curb for a fee on the first and third Tuesdays of the month OR at quarterly bulky waste amnesty days by appointment. Visit website for more info.

Leaf & Yard Waste: For PAYT users, yard waste collected 23 weeks during the year on your regular collection day (schedule on website). Yard waste must be placed in containers marked ‘Yard Waste’ or in paper compost bags. Branches must be tied in bundles, no longer than 4 ft. Containers/bags/bundles should weigh no more than 50 lbs each. Yard waste placed in refuse or recycling carts will not be collected. All yard waste materials will be composted, so please NO plastic bags and DO NOT place any trash in with your yard waste. Yard waste stickers are now available at the DPW/Recycling office. Be sure to leave a trash or recycling cart with the user fee sticker on the curb (this helps the driver of the yard waste truck identify residents using the PAYT program).

Mattresses & Box Springs: For PAYT users, items are picked up on the curb for a fee on the first and third Tuesdays of the month OR at quarterly bulky waste amnesty days by appointment. Visit website for more info.

Motor Oil & Filters: Recycle at NAPA Auto Parts (15 Valley Rd.) or Advanced Auto Parts (957 West Main Rd.)

Scrap Metal: For PAYT users, items are picked up on the curb for a fee on the first and third Tuesdays of the month OR at quarterly bulky waste amnesty days by appointment. Visit website for more info.


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DISCLAIMER: This information is provided to RIRRC by the city/town. While we request that the city/town updates us when information changes, and we verify all information quarterly, you are welcome to contact the city/town directly.